I haven’t been writing about every outrageous, offensive and anti-Semitic remark by new Minnesota Democratic Congress member Ilhan Omar because…well, there are only so many hours in the day. But this is one I can’t let pass without pointing it out to you.
Watch as she disgraces a hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Committee by implying that our special envoy for Venezuela, Elliot Abrams, thought a 1981 massacre of civilians in El Salvador was a “fabulous achievement,” and asked if he would support genocide and crimes against humanity in Latin American nations if it served US interests. Abrams, who is Jewish, was so understandably offended, he refused to answer what he said weren’t even “real questions.”
As long as I’m doing an Ilhan Omar outrage roundup, she also tried to excuse some anti-Semitic comments by claiming she was just criticizing PAC influence on politicians by slamming a Jewish PAC, when it turns out she took $5000 from a branch of CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which has been denounced by the United Arab Emirates as a “terror front group.”
I can’t help wondering if this is what the voters of Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District thought they’d be getting when they sent Omar to Congress to represent their interests on the federal level. Do they think she’s making other Congress members want to work with her to achieve anything for her constituents? At this rate, I can’t imagine that many people whose support she’d need even want to appear in the same 435-member House group photo with her.